Fr Roy is a bamboo lover and has planted 300 groves on 37 acres of campus land
Wadakkancherry: Father Roy Joseph finds solace in the bamboo groves he had grown on the premises of his college. He is the CEO of Jyothi Engineering College here. He has nurtured 300 bamboo groves in the 37 acres of the campus till date.
Fr Roy started the mission to protect bamboo by raising 10 bamboo seedlings 7 years ago. Now he aims at turning the college into an oxygen factory. He has grown 15 different varieties of bamboo in the college and they are brought from the Kerala Forest Research Institute (KFRI) of Peechi. This year, he has planted 100 saplings till now.
The father who was brought up in Enamavu village has been working for the rejuvenation of Bharathappuzha too. The International Bamboo Day falls on September 18. Fr Roy said that he aims to propagate the environmental significance of bamboo along with nurturing bamboo groves.